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Aaron’s Terrific Top Ten Films of 2016

The end of 2016 means an end to another year of great cinema. I had a tough time putting together this final list of films, as there was a strong selection to go through. Having watched over 175 films theatrically this year, it was fun to narrow things down to a final list of ten […]

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Top 10 Films Of 2016: A Brandon Peters Story

As always when I do these “Best” lists, I ask two things of you, the reader.  Take the words best or top and replace it with “favorite”.  And importantly, number or ranking doesn’t matter, what is included does.  2016 was an interesting year for me, in that I feel a hair underqualified, but still, this […]

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Brian White’s ‘Sin’sational TOP 10 Films of 2016

It’s that time of the year again, and I’m not referring to the expensive Holiday season.  I’m talking about the dreaded TOP 10 Favorite Films lists us reviewers annually face.  While some of us love putting these lists together others I know absolutely dread it.  It could be the notion of the extra work involved […]

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Jason Coleman’s Top Five Male & Female Performances of 2016

For a thorough movie purist like myself putting together a year-end list of stellar standout performances is a truly taxing task.  Not one to simply cherry pick from work within my Top Ten Films of the year, I scour movies in every genre and performances both big and small to bring the best of the […]

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‘Nocturnal Animals’ Show Its Stylish Teeth (Movie Review)

Writer/director/fashion designer Tom Ford has certainly proven he knows how to dress up a scene and his characters. Nocturnal Animals presents multiple scenarios, be it characters at home or in the middle of something out of a Cormac McCarthy novel, which feel lovingly crafted for one to observe every detail, as if reading an intense description from […]

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Nocturnal Animals Is A Modern Day Masterpiece (Movie Review)

Nocturnal Animals is a flick I knew nothing about weeks ago.  I never heard of it before so when the press screening invite arrived in my inbox it was very much a surprise to me.  I saw that Amy Adams was in it and decided to give the trailer a spin.  She has been in everything […]

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Man of Steel (4K UHD Blu-ray Review)

When I first found out they were attempting to go down the road of reinventing, re-branding and rebooting the legendary Superman franchise I just flat out laughed.  Then I found out Watchmen’s Zack Snyder was directing the project.  I have absolutely nothing against the looks and visual style of his films.  I know Snyder has […]

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Midnight Special (Blu-ray Review)

Discover the truth when “Midnight Special” arrives onto Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD. The film stars Oscar® nominee Michael Shannon (“99 Homes,” “Man of Steel”), Joel Edgerton (“Black Mass”), Kirsten Dunst (TV’s “Fargo”), Adam Driver (“Star Wars: The Force Awakens”), Jaeden Lieberher (“St. Vincent”) and Oscar nominee Sam Shepard (“The Right Stuff,” “August Osage County”). […]

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Own MIDNIGHT SPECIAL On Blu-ray June 21!

Discover the truth when “Midnight Special” arrives onto Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD. The film stars Oscar® nominee Michael Shannon (“99 Homes,” “Man of Steel”), Joel Edgerton (“Black Mass”), Kirsten Dunst (TV’s “Fargo”), Adam Driver (“Star Wars: The Force Awakens”), Jaeden Lieberher (“St. Vincent”) and Oscar nominee Sam Shepard (“The Right Stuff,” “August Osage County”). […]

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‘Elvis & Nixon’ And The Delightful Badge Quest (Movie Review)

Casting really is everything sometimes. Whether playing an original creation or a fictional character, getting the right actor in the role will lead to an ultimate response from the audiences watching. I’m not sure Michael Shannon would have ever crossed my mind when it comes to casting Elvis Presley, but along with a game Kevin […]

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‘Midnight Special’ Provides A Stunning Close Encounter With Complete Filmmaker Freedom (Movie Review)

There’s something pretty cool about seeing an indie director with a knack for human drama take on a genre film. Okay, so that applies to almost any newbie director handed the keys to a franchise, but how about one who has developed the story himself and is allowed by a studio to make such a […]

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The Night Before (Blu-ray Review)

Here’s the holiday comedy that could have been a nice counter to the normal fall blockbusters. The Night Before tries really hard to be something fun and different, yet fit for the crowd that loved This Is The End and Neighbors. To its credit, there are some good laughs to be had, but it feels […]

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99 Homes (Best Buy Exclusive) ( Blu-ray Review)

In  this timely thriller, when single father Dennis Nash (Golden Globe nominee Andrew Garfield) is evicted from his home, his only chance to win it back is to go to work for Rick Garver (academy Award nominee Michael Shannon), the charismatic and ruthless businessman who evicted him in the first place. It’s a deal-with-the-devil that […]

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I Got ’99 Homes’ (and a Mansion Ain’t One) – on Blu-ray & DVD February 9th

The critically-acclaimed, award-winning 99 HOMES, starring 2016 Golden Globe® nominee for Best Supporting Actor Michael Shannon (Revolutionary Road, Man of Steel, The Iceman), Andrew Garfield (The Social Network, The Amazing Spider-Man franchise) and Laura Dern (Wild, The Fault in Our Stars), takes up residence on Blu-ray™, DVD, VOD and Digital HD on February 9, 2016. Directed by Ramin […]

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The Night Before Available On Blu-ray March 1st

Not quite a Christmas classic, but get ready for this one: Joseph Gordon-Levitt (The Walk), Seth Rogen (This is the End) and Anthony Mackie (Avengers: Age of Ultron) star in the R-rated comedy THE NIGHT BEFORE, debuting on Digital Feb. 9 and on Blu-ray™ and DVD Mar. 1 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The story […]

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Bad Boys I & II – 20th Anniversary Collection (Blu-ray Review)

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment celebrates a momentous milestone for a wildly popular and influential action franchise with the release of BAD BOYS I & II: 20thANNIVERSARY COLLECTION on Blu-ray™ and Digital HD Nov. 10.  Directed by Michael Bay (Transformers franchise), both films star two-time Best Actor Academy Award®nominee Will Smith (Ali, 2001; The Pursuit of […]

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The Harvest (Blu-ray Review)

In his first film in nearly 15 years, the director of Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer harks back to the twisted suspense that made his 1986 debut a horror milestone with The Harvest . Deeply unsettling, The Harvest is a taut psychological thriller that examines that horrors that can lurk in unsuspecting places.   Showcasing a powerhouse performance by […]

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Critically Acclaimed Thrillers BACKCOUNTRY and THE HARVEST Make Blu-ray Debut September 1st, 2015

This fall, the tension-filled, critically acclaimed thrillers Backcountry and The Harvest make their Blu-ray and DVD debut on September 1st, 2015 from Scream Factory, in partnership with IFC Midnight. Featuring exciting new bonus content including audio commentaries, behind the scenes featurettes and more, both titles can be pre-ordered now from ShoutFactory.com. . .

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